This was inspired by a chair in my Retro-70's decorated family room. Yes, I decorated my family room in geometric patterns of olive, browns, reds and oranges. I love the room -- and the inspiration for the room itself came from the chair I used as my challenge piece. I really like the dark background with the green circles -- and there is no better way to mimic this than to use the Joseph's Coat Technique.
Here's how to get the multi-colored Joseph's Coat look like I did here:
- Stamp the circle patterns (Stampin' Up! Big Pieces) with olive pigment ink on white glossy paper. Space the patterns about 2" apart.
- Immediate cover with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
- Cut into strips so that the same patterns are on one strip.
- Brayer Orange, Red and Brown DYE inks over the strips. Note that some of the pieces were brayered on one half with red, and one half brown to mimic the chair.
- Allow ink to dry and rub excess ink off of the embossed areas.
- Cut into 1-1/2" strips and attach to background.
I covered the Joseph's Coat Technique in the Technique Junkie Newsletter in 2002 -- time flies!!!
I am thrilled to be back from vacation -- mainly because I received orders from SU!, CTMH AND TAC during the last week and I have been itching to play with all of it! My vacation was great though, and it was a treat to relax, soak in the sun, read books, play and swim. I am so lucky! A great vacation, and lots of cool stuff to come home to. It just doesn't get any better, does it?